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October 2004

Industry Insider

Industry Insider

PC/104 Consortium to Hold Design Contest The PC/104 Consortium will hold its third annual PC/104 Embedded Design Contest to recognize developers who are designing creative productsRead More...

Industry Watch

Fabric Agnosticism: Do You Believe?

The high levels of point-to-point bandwidth and concurrency demanded by next-generation systems are forcing designers to consider fabric-based serial protocols. To nurture this thRead More...

Software & Development Tools

Telecom Industry Rallies Around Standard for Manageability of Hardware

Network equipment providers are now migrating from proprietary, often in-house developed hardware and software to open, standards-based building blocks. Legacy operating systems, Read More...

Migrating to Linux Using Hardware Virtualization

There are a number of factors encouraging the migration of applications from proprietary systems to carrier-grade Linux. Many Linux adopters appreciate the autonomy that Linux offRead More...

Tech Feature

PC/104 Crowd Keeps Pace With Change

Now well into its second decade, the PC/104 embedded board standard continues to ramp in popularity. PC/104 enjoys a key niche in embedded applications where backplanes won’t fiRead More...

EPIC Form-Factor Taps PC/104 Modules to Help Industrial Control Get (Un)wired

The benefits of using wireless technology in industrial environments include eliminating the expensive process of laying cable among devices that need to communicate and simplifying mRead More...

PC/104 Technology Expands to Embrace ARM Processors

Although the x86 processor is by far the most popular CPU to be used on PC/104 boards, recent industry trends toward smaller, lower power devices have made the PC/104 platform an attrRead More...

Smart Solar Solution Powers Remote PC/104

The compact yet rugged form-factor of PC/104 makes it ideal for portable equipment installed in remote locations. Such systems often depend on solar power with rechargeable batterRead More...

Tech Insight

Software Analysis Takes Many Forms

How do “software analysis” and the tools and methods we use to do it differ from other related activities like debugging or software testing? A short course in fuzzy logicRead More...

Setting Your Priorities: A Quantitative Approach

When training in the use of a real-time operating system, developers routinely ask, “What determines the priority of a task?” In the past, I’ve pointed out that Read More...

Analysis of Static Properties in a Draft Standard for Safety-Critical Java

The Java language has been widely heralded for its programmer productivity gains in enterprise and desktop applications. Productivity gains stem largely from Java’s dynamic Read More...

Full System Virtualization: Simulation for the Real-Time Embedded Economy

One consequence of Moore’s law is that as processors increase in speed, an increasingly large part of an electronic system is most effectively implemented in software. This Read More...

Technology in Context

Remote Maintenance Weds Connectivity to Reconfigurability

Ubiquitous Internet access and the emergence of powerful reconfigurable silicon together make it practical now to do remote maintenance on products in the field. Products that can benRead More...

Remote Debug Getting More Seamless

As the world becomes more entrenched with embedded devices, the need for remote maintenance and debug becomes more acute. Embedded devices are now found everywhere, from the kitchRead More...